Poland is a member of both the EU and of the Schengen area. Members of the Schengen area include a grand total of 26 countries that allow people to travel freely across their borders.
Citizens of Egypt can visit Poland and the Schengen area by applying for a visa. There are many different kinds of visas offered so be sure to look over the different visa types before you apply .
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the recommended timeframe for submitting my application?
Your application should be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to your arrival date in Poland. This will allow plenty of time for your application to be processed and give you time to keep planning your trip in the Schengen zone.
What is the max stay that is granted with this visa?
Most of the visas that are issued by the Polish government adhere to the 90/180 rule. This means that visits to Poland and the Schengen zone cannot exceed a period of 90 days within 180 days.
What is the 90/180 rule?
The 90/180 rule Is the standard for the max stay allowed in Poland and the Schengen zone. It states that travelers cannot stay in the Schengen zone for more than 90 days within 180 days. There are some exceptions but they are visa-specific and case-specific.
How do I apply for a visa to Poland?
Visa applications for Poland must be submitted at the embassy or consulate in your country. The application process includes an interview at the embassy and requires that you submit biometrics.
Where do I pay for my visa?
You will pay for your visa at the embassy when you submit your application. Be sure to submit your application at least 3 weeks before you are due to arrive in Poland.
Is there any reason that I would be denied entrance with a visa?
Poland reserves the right to refuse entrance to anyone without explanation. Having a visa does not guarantee you entrance into Poland and the Schengen zone.
What Documents Do I Need for the Poland (Schengen) Visa Application?
You will present documents for the Poland (Schengen) visa when you arrive for your appointment at the Polish embassy closest to you. When you arrive, bring a printed copy of the application with you; this will arrive in an email from us. You will also need the following documents:
- Printed confirmation of interview appointment you scheduled.
- Current valid passport.
- 2 recent photos. Photos must be taken with a white background and can have no obstructions (glasses, hats, etc.) covering your face or ears. Additionally, the photos cannot be more than 6 months old and must be 5x5 inches.
- Bank statements for the last 3 months to show that you have more than enough money to cover the expenses of your trip (unless you are being sponsored by a company/institution).
- Accommodation details (hotel reservation or invitation letter).
- Medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros.
What countries are included within the Schengen zone?
- Czech Republic